Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The 'Highland' Named Cameron - Cameron Highland
Cameron Highlands was found in 1885 by William Cameron which was eventually have the area named in his honour. William Cameron was on an expedition sent by the British government. The plateau he found is at an altitude of ~6000ft (1,800m) above sea-level and the temperature falls between 8°C and 25°C. It was not fully developed until 1925 that it was then proposed by Sir George Maxwell as a hill resort. It has since become a very popular resort among Malaysians and overseas tourist as well.
The only way to get to Cameron Highlands is by road. Until a few years back, you could only get to Cameron Highlands from the south via Tapah but since the opening of the new Simpang Pulai road, traveling to the highlands has become much more easier from the north. You can also get here from the east coast via Gua Musang in Kelantan but take note that this road has yet to be gazetted by the authorities.
Travelling without staying a night there make me feel to visit it once more and having more fun there.